UArizona’s Dr. Allen Prettyman Named Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Director

University of Arizona College of Nursing faculty member Dr. Allen Prettyman was appointed to the role, effective June 1, after a nationwide search.

TUCSON, Ariz. — University of Arizona College of Nursing Associate Professor Allen Prettyman, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, FNAP, moved into a new leadership role June 1 at the college, assuming the title of director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

Dr. Prettyman had served as the interim director of the program since February and was chosen for the position after a national search.

Allen Prettyman, PhD, FNP-BC“After the national search, it was clear that Dr. Prettyman was the ideal person for this position because he brings a wealth of experience in academia, teaching and administration,” said Terry A. Badger, PhD, RN, chair of the Community and Systems Health Science Division and the Eleanor Bauwens Endowed Chair at the college.

A fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) and Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (FNAP) in nursing, Dr. Prettyman joined the UArizona faculty in 2015. He served previously as the college’s Family Nurse Practitioner specialty coordinator (within the DNP program) and director of Faculty Practice.

“It is my honor to lead a team of extraordinary faculty members to educate future generations of nurses and help them achieve unsurpassed excellence in nursing practice,” Dr. Prettyman said.

Dr. Prettyman has worked to provide nursing students with an interdisciplinary educational platform to learn and apply clinical skills. Striving for excellence in clinical outcomes, he has developed ongoing collaborative relationships with interdisciplinary translational researchers. Among other publications his research has appeared in the Journal of Nurse Practitioners, The Gerontologist and American Journal of Physiology.

Dr. Prettyman received his doctorate in human development and family studies from the University of Delaware and his master’s of science in nursing degree from Delaware’s Wilmington University.

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